#Dispatches: So… I’m a Student Again

#Dispatches: So… I’m a Student Again

After what feels like a thousand year hiatus, I’m finally back in the classroom. Today was my first lecture as a PhD student. It felt strange being at a desk listening, and not stood at the front speaking, but it was a refreshing change nonetheless. Absorbing to...
#Dispatches: The Beginning of the Beginning

#Dispatches: The Beginning of the Beginning

Today marks the first day of my PhD journey. I’m currently optimistic, enthusiastic, and full of ideas… I expect this will last about a month. Just kidding! 😆After completing my proposal back in August I’ve been busy on a variety of projects in my...
#Dispatches: Finding my Own Writing Style

#Dispatches: Finding my Own Writing Style

Even at this early stage in learning the ways of academic writing, I’ve come to find that there’s a lot of variation in style, depending on who you talk to. It seems there are several ways in which people approach their writing. I have one friend who likes to...
#Dispatches: PhD Proposal Submitted

#Dispatches: PhD Proposal Submitted

This weekend I’ve finally submitted my PhD proposal, now I have my fingers crossed that it makes the grade. It’s been a hard but interesting few weeks getting acclimatised to the ways of academic research, but it’s definitely been worth it. Thanks to...
#Dispatches: Updates from the Coalface

#Dispatches: Updates from the Coalface

I’ve been squirrelled away of late preparing my PhD proposal and it’s been quite the journey so far. 😅 Apart from constantly questioning my ability to string even the shortest of sentences together, it’s been a valuable learning experience....